Nevada (US), August 21 (ANI): A Hindu temple named Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple has opened in Utah's capital Salt Lake City.
This is the third Hindu temple in the state of Utah (USA). Other Hindu temples are Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah in South Jordan and Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork. Moreover, there is an India Cultural Center in South Jordan.
Opened on July 23 in a 3.72 acre site near downtown and University of Utah, which was a school building owned by Seventh Day Adventists, this Krishna Temple, as per an announcement, is "dedicated to bring people to Krishna Consciousness".
Meanwhile, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) on Saturday, applauded efforts of Temple management and Utah community for realizing this wonderful Hindu temple complex.
Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that it was important to pass on Hindu spirituality, concepts and traditions to coming generations amidst so many distractions in the consumerist society and hoped that this new Temple would help in this direction.
He stressed that instead of running after materialism, we should focus on inner search and realization of Self and work towards achieving moksh (liberation), which was the goal of Hinduism.
This new Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Salt Lake City also has a gift shop, a lounge, classrooms, auditorium, and kitchen. It holds services on Saturdays and Sundays, besides a Sunday school and Saturday Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord) class. It plans to hold festivals like Holi, urban summer camps, community events and become a cultural resource.
The temple will hold "Great Salt Lake Yoga Fest" on September 3-5 and an "India Fest" on September 11. Supported by volunteers, it reportedly plans to launch a vegetarian sandwich shop and buffet and offer Wi-Fi. (ANI)